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Get the opportunity to win cash prizes and the opportunity to display your artwork in the International Museum of Art's Turney Youth Gallery. We are inviting everyone from the grades 9 to 12 (High School) to participate in this life changing opportunity.

‘Small Man in a Vast and Wondrous World’
Student Exhibit & Reception

 

As part of our Tom Lea Celebration, we are partnering with the International Museum of Art in April 2023 to hold a juried exhibit of student art. First, art teachers all over El Paso will give a lesson about Tom Lea’s landscapes on the theme “Small Man in a Vast and Wondrous World.”  Then, students will create artwork based on the theme. Please join us for the opening reception on April 1 at 5:30 p.m. where the cash-prize winners will be announced. Winning students will have their work displayed in the International Museum of Art’s Turney Youth Gallery. The exhibit runs April 1-23, 2023.

APRIL 1, 2023 5:30 PM

EL PASO INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, 1211 Montana Ave., El Paso, TX 79902

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‘Small Man in a Vast and Wondrous World’
Student Exhibit & Reception

 

As part of our Tom Lea Celebration, we are partnering with the International Museum of Art in April 2023 to hold a juried exhibit of student art. First, art teachers all over El Paso will give a lesson about Tom Lea’s landscapes on the theme “Small Man in a Vast and Wondrous World.”  Then, students will create artwork based on the theme. Please join us for the opening reception on April 1 at 5:30 p.m. where the cash-prize winners will be announced. Winning students will have their work displayed in the International Museum of Art’s Turney Youth Gallery. The exhibit runs April 1-23, 2023.

APRIL 1, 2023 5:30 PM

EL PASO INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, 1211 Montana Ave., El Paso, TX 79902

RSVP Eventbrite

‘Small Man in a Vast and Wondrous World’
Student Exhibit & Reception

 

As part of our Tom Lea Celebration, we are partnering with the International Museum of Art in April 2023 to hold a juried exhibit of student art. First, art teachers all over El Paso will give a lesson about Tom Lea’s landscapes on the theme “Small Man in a Vast and Wondrous World.”  Then, students will create artwork based on the theme. Please join us for the opening reception on April 1 at 5:30 p.m. where the cash-prize winners will be announced. Winning students will have their work displayed in the International Museum of Art’s Turney Youth Gallery. The exhibit runs April 1-23, 2023.

APRIL 1, 2023 5:30 PM

EL PASO INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, 1211 Montana Ave., El Paso, TX 79902

RSVP Eventbrite

‘Small Man in a Vast and Wondrous World’
Student Exhibit & Reception

 

As part of our Tom Lea Celebration, we are partnering with the International Museum of Art in April 2023 to hold a juried exhibit of student art. First, art teachers all over El Paso will give a lesson about Tom Lea’s landscapes on the theme “Small Man in a Vast and Wondrous World.”  Then, students will create artwork based on the theme. Please join us for the opening reception on April 1 at 5:30 p.m. where the cash-prize winners will be announced. Winning students will have their work displayed in the International Museum of Art’s Turney Youth Gallery. The exhibit runs April 1-23, 2023.

APRIL 1, 2023 5:30 PM

EL PASO INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, 1211 Montana Ave., El Paso, TX 79902

RSVP Eventbrite

Lesson Plan 

TEKS correlated lesson plan with a power point, and reference materials is provided for your convenience.

DOWNLOAD  Curricula

If you have any questions, please email marketing@tomlea.net or call 915-533-0048

Calendar

 

Lesson Plan available! 

March 22 – March 25, 2023, Deliver Artwork at El Paso International Museum of Art. 
Hours of operation: Open Wed-Fri 10:00 am- 5:00 pm and Sat-Sun1:00 pm-5:00 pm
 
March 29, 2023, Preliminary Selection Process.

March 30 – March 31, 2023, Installation

April 1, 2023, 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Juried by Manuel Guerra, Dr. Melissa Warak, and Tom Birkner.

April 1, 2023. 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm, Reception.

April 23, 2023, Last Day. 
   
Winners will exhibit their artwork the following month (May) in the Turney Youth Gallery.

Specifications

 

Each artist may submit up to one entry. Work submitted must be two or three-dimensional and original in concept, design, and execution. No computer-generated work will be accepted. Any artwork not following these guidelines will not be accepted.

  • Open to students grades 9-12.

  • Artwork should follow the event theme: “Small Man in a Vast and Wondrous World” Southwest Landscapes. 

  • Artwork must not be older than 3 years old.

  • All work accepted may be subject to use in promotional materials for the Museum.

  • One art piece per student. (Entries are first come, first serve.  The exhibition is limited to 80 entries)

  • Open to any medium or specified by art teacher.

  • Framed or hangable objects

  • Black matted

  • Label consisting of: Name, Highschool, Year, Title, and Why they were inspired? (1-2 sentences) 

  • 18in x18in maximum size

  • Sculpture is not to exceed 125 pounds and not to exceed 24” in any direction and must be made of a durable medium. Pedestals for sculptures are approximately 25 inches.

  • Cash prizes: 1st place - $300, 2nd place - $200, 3rd place - $100

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become a sponsor

We invite you to be a part of sponsorship and marketing opportunities for Tom Lea Month.

Build brand loyalty, attract new customers, preserve iconic art in the region, and transmit pride of place to the next generation. 

We rely on grants and donors just like you to keep the mission of the Tom Lea Institute alive, thank you in advance for your support and providence! 

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